This Scholarship was initiated in 2007/2008 to honour the memory of the late Fr. Gerry Daly by the Redemptorist Fathers.
Fr. Gerry worked tirelessly for the less well-off in Limerick and is especially remembered for the Christmas Food Appeal. This appeal ensured that those families who struggled at Christmas would have a food hamper, etc., to enable them to join in the festivities.
Throughout December each year, students in Thomond Community College raise money through various activities and collect donations of food, etc., to donate to the Redemptorist Food Appeal.
The Scholarship is offered to a student from Thomond Community College and is open to students who:
The scholarship is for one year. The value of the scholarship varies each year depending on the value of the fund available at that time, but is traditionally between €1,500 and €2,000.